Bike Commute Challenge
In September 2012, I concepted, wrote and designed a campaign to encourage Wieden+Kennedy employees to commute to work by bike. This effort took place in conjunction with the The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) of Oregon and a number of state and local businesses who competed against each other to see which company could log the most miles commuted over the month of September. Wieden+Kennedy won. That’s what’s up!
Materials created included: Posters, bike flags (reminding employees to log their miles), mini-posters announcing the event, custom-printed t-shirts, a bike related photo-op with David Kennedy (of Wieden+Kennedy fame) and a looping animation that took over every computer screen, agency-wide.MORE
Adam R. Garcia (big ups!) asked me to be a part of this collaborative project featuring 13 Portland-based artists. The result was 13 uniquely designed 6″ x 8″ cards, a calendar/poster and box that employ a variety of insane print techniques that showcase the capabilities of Portland, Oregon’s Premier Press.
I am very stoked to be have been featured among such rad people including Adam R. Garcia, Will Bryant, Tom O’Toole, Nishat Akhtar, Nicole Lavelle, Jordan Domont, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Michael Spoljaric, Ryan Unruh, Aaron Rayburn, Thomas C. Bradley, and Everett Vangsnes.MORE
In late 2012, Brian Okarski and Bobby, collectively Department International asked me and 10 other artists, designers and photographers to contribute to their curation of Hassan Rahim‘s Shabazz Projects — Ghosting Nº2.
We were asked to explore the idea of contrast and illumination. I used this opportunity to experiment with long exposure photography, spray paint and a medium sized funeral arrangement.MORE
Proposed 7″ EP design/concept for Atlanta, GA Grindcore band Rapturous Grief. Check out the demo on Bandcamp.MORE
PROOF: 84 Reasons
During my senior year at Ringling College of Art + Design, I was one of five students selected to work in the Ringling College Design Center. Our task was to concept and design a new set of recruitment materials that would attract prospective students to the college. I designed two books that were to be mailed in succession. The first of these, “PROOF: 84 Reasons why you should study Art & Design” contains interviews and quotes from over 70 current students, alumni, recruiters and industry leaders that stress the value of a design education as it relates to a career in the field.
The structure of this book’s layout is based on a flexible 12 column grid with alternating colors, shapes and images that allow for playful and interesting compositions.
Award of Merit — 2012 HOW International Design AnnualMORE
Ringling— Look Book
The Ringling College of Art + Design “Look Book” contains a hundreds of heavily gridded pages of student gallery work, sketchbook work, and general information about the college. This publication is intended to follow the previous “84 Reasons why you should study Art & Design” booklet to allow prospective students a chance to see what kind of work they’ll be able to do at Ringling.
I was able to design two alternating-color covers that allowed for variation with mailing. The overall theme for the recruitment materials is the concept of “Discovery” both of Ringling and the artist that lives inside of you. The cover reads “Discover Yourself.”
Award of Merit — 2012 HOW International Design AnnualMORE
Kabuki Iron Kolors
Posters, album/book packaging and branding system for Kabuki Iron Kolors, a space and time traveling hip hop emcee from Brooklyn, NYC. I created an aesthetic that lent itself well to the ethereal nature of the artist as well as something that could be more complex and visual. I explored the use of optical illusions and stereoscopic images to interact with the viewer.
The album packaging was developed for the 3rd installment of his “Story Hour Tapes” (a series of 13) entitled “The Space Owl.” I used a process known as scanimation to achieve an animated image on the flat page. Each opened spread, when image and text are paired, tells the story of Kabuki, as well as the other characters from this episode.
Award of Merit — 2011 HOW International Design AnnualMORE
Choose or create a sound clip from 16-18 seconds in length and creating a dynamic video that relays the message and feel of the clip. Naturally, given the nature of the clip, I chose to create a video that feels fast paced and broken, much like the chaotic feeling of the clip. The quote that I chose is meant to relay the message further, speaking of technology as a means of reinvention, much like the pieces themselves within the clip that change rapidly and take on new forms.
Originally slated as a “Save NPR” poster, I reinterpreted the traditional cause poster into something that was both functional and informative. Above all, this poster functions as the weekly programming schedule of WBEZ Chicago, a superb NPR station in Chicago. I developed the schedule into an experimental, circular system that could be hung based on the time of day. The poster is separated by either AM/PM programming and is further subdivided into the types of programming/categories by color.
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I am not an artist.
A short documentary of a process with master printer, Jill Lerner. I wanted to focus on the intricate/personal process that is involved in preparing and printing another artist’s work in her home studio. I also created a miniature book that chronicles each part of the process. Each spread juxtaposes a video still and a scan of an object from the printing process.MORE
In Spanish, ‘Maldito’ means ‘Cursed’. I pulled a lot of Spanish cultural reference in order to create this typeface. The outcome of this process allowed me to explore my own fascinations with death, religion, and superstitions. For the sake of authenticity, I have used it exclusively in Spanish and intend for it’s use to be limited to Spanish only. Please e-mail me if you’d like a copy.MORE
An assortment of random things I’ve made. A stream of consciousness. Friendship and wild dreams. Compositions and Illustrations. Constantly updated.
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